Rio Grande Soft Trail

Pitkin County, Colorado

Distance0.4mi
Elevation Gain200ft
Trailhead Elevation7,707ft
Top7,771ft
Elevation Min/Max7707/7771ft
Elevation Start/End7707/7707ft

Rio Grande Soft Trail

Rio Grande Soft Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Pitkin County, Colorado. It is 0.4 miles long and begins at 7,707 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 200 feet. The Henry Stein Trailhead parking is near the trailhead. There are also restrooms. This trail connects with the following: Rio Grande Trail.

Rio Grande Soft Trail Professional Reviews and Guides

"The volatile Roaring Fork River dominates the first part of this easy, relatively flat hike, thundering through a gray-rock canyon where whitewater rushes past sun-baked rocks and feeds cool, inviting pools. As the trail climbs away from the river, the environment becomes arid. Scrub clings to the hillsides above the wide track; the air gets noticeably hotter; and the cyclists that share the trail with hikers get grumpier.

Then, around the proverbial next bend, water appears to bleed from the rock overhanging the route. Cascading gently into a pool alongside the trail, and streaking the hillside with mineral color and lichen, the little waterfall makes for a delightful turnaround point."

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Trail Information

Pitkin County
Nearby City
Easy
Skill Level
White River National Forest
Local Contacts
USGS Aspen; National Geographic / Trails Illustrated Aspen and Independence Pass; Aspen, Crested Butte and Gunnison Recreation Topo Map by Latitude 40
Local Maps

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Nov 2018